25 more Surrey coronavirus deaths as almost 2,000 new cases confirmed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Almost 2,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded across Surrey in the last 48 hours, according to figures covering Christmas Day and Boxing Day,

Cases spiked by 1,997 with the biggest rise – 407 – in Reigate and Banstead.

It comes as the whole of Surrey was brought under Tier 4 rules from one minute after midnight on Boxing Day.

Latest NHS England data released on Boxing Day reveals nine new Covid-19 related deaths at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, with five at both Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust each revealed three new deaths.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough (increase shown is from the last 48 hours)

  • Elmbridge: 3,323 (increase of 175)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 2,244 (increase of 153)
  • Guildford: 3,349 (increase of 182)
  • Mole Valley: 1,947 (increase of 94)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 3,565 (increase of 407)
  • Runnymede: 2,713 (increase of 124)
  • Spelthorne: 3,066 (increase of 204)
  • Surrey Heath: 2,346 (increase of 159)
  • Tandridge: 2,290 (increase of 196)
  • Waverley: 2,525 (increase of 150)
  • Woking : 2,927 (increase of 153)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 513 ( increase of nine )
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 394 ( increase of five )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 328 ( increase of five )
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 256 ( increase of three )
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 148 ( increase of three )
  • Woking Community Hospital – one (no change)
  • Nuffield Health, Woking – one (no change)
  • Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two (no change)
  • Walton Community Hospital – four (no change)
  • St Magnus in Haslemere – two (no change)

The Government said a further 210 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 70,405.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 86,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 34,693 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,256,005.

But the figures for deaths and cases are likely to be higher as Scotland is not releasing death data between December 24 and 28, and Northern Ireland is not providing either case or death data over the same period.

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